Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has extended the ban on radical Naga outfit National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) for five more years for its indulgence in violence in the Northeast regions, reports The Economic Times.
As per the MHA's notification extending the ban, NSCN-K continues to pursue the agenda of creation of sovereign a Nagaland by incorporating the Naga inhabited regions of the Indo-Myanmarese region by means of secession.
The notification also highlighted that NSCN-K undermines the authority of Government of India, and the Governments of Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh and spreads terror and panic among the people.
The outfit, as per the MHA, has indulged in 104 violent incidents which have resulted into deaths of seven security personnel and six civilians, apart from the abduction of 75 civilians.
It should be noted that the MHA had first banned the outfit in 2015 after the latter had violated the agreed-upon ceasefire agreement in Manipur and attacked the Indian Army, resulting into the tragic demise of 18 soldiers.
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